Department of Psychiatry



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Wright, Edward Chandler

School of Medicine

Edward C. Wright, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist at Ft. Hood for the STRONG STAR Multidisciplinary PTSD Research Consortium. He completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at George Mason University. He completed a 2-year postdoctoral training fellowship with STRONG STAR along with a previous postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at San Antonio Counseling Center. He completed his predoctoral internship at the Georgia Institute of Technology Counseling Center. He has conducted research in the areas of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and computer-mediated communication. He currently specializes in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for combat-related PTSD, has extensive training, and is nationally recognized as a certified PE therapist through the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. His primary responsibility is providing PE in the nations largest study on the use of PE for combat-related PTSD in active duty Soldiers, at Fort Hood, TX, as part of STRONG STAR (Principle Investigator: Edna Foa, Ph.D.). His other duties include providing cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (in which he has also been certified), providing independent evaluations for STRONG STAR studies, and furthering the development and publication of new STRONG STAR research projects.

11/2012 - Present Assistant Professor/Research The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX

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